Copyright 2006 Tony Buel
A crockpot (slow cooker) may be the answer to some very practical issues in food preparation for your family. This often overlooked kitchen appliance, when appropriately called upon, will take a lot of the worry out of preparing your next meal.
- If you're short on time a crockpot might me your answer.
- If you're looking for a more well balanced and healthful meal, a crockpot might be your answer.
- If you're looking to save money, a crockpot might be your answer.
The trusty old crockpot can be the solution to many of the everyday food challenges -and it was right under your nose the whole time! With some simple forethought and preparation, the time that you spend in the kitchen preparing your next meal will be considerably reduced.
Another thing you'll notice is this: Buying the top of the line meats is quite unnecessary. You see the crockpot will tenderize your meats for you just by the nature of the slow cooking process. Very easy on the pocketbook for what will end up being deliciously tenderized cuts of meat.
Creating a meal will get easier and easier as you learn which recipes you and your family really like and have all the necessary ingredients handy. There are recipes out there where all that is called for is four, maybe five ingredients. How much easier can it get?
Crockpots are the right answer for many occasions and many meals. Let it do all the work for you while you're away! Simply put in the ingredients the recipe calls for and make sure to turn the appliance on. Then go take your kids to school, drive yourself into the city for your job, do your errands or whatever. If in the past you always seemed to be short on time, you will see that most of the work involved in making dinner has just been completed. And it's still morning! Now it's the slow cooker's turn to do its work.
You may be asking, "How can a slow cooker save me time in making dinner, that's goes against logic, doesn't it?" The answer is "Yes" it does 'apparently' go against logic, but also "Yes" it will save you time in your dinner preparations. Many are re-discovering this fact. The time spent in preparing the meal is the key, and this is where the time savings occur. You will not have to be present, watching over and monitoring your meal every minute to make sure everything is going according to plan. The slow cooker makes this totally unnecessary.
And when you come home from a full hard day of doing all the things that needed to be done, you will be greeted by an aroma-filled home and a delicious sit down dinner!
So you see, with just a little pre-planning you will only need to spend a few minutes in the morning and you're practically done with all of your dinner prep. Prove it to yourself!